Coronavirus Canada updates: One new case in New Brunswick linked to province’s worst outbreak

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Quebec reports 1,094 new COVID-19 cases, six more deaths
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Quebec reports 1,094 new COVID-19 cases, six more deaths

Health officials in New Brunswick have identified one new case of COVID-19, this time in the Fredericton region.

The individual is a health-care worker at the Manoir de la Vallée in Atholville, which is home to the largest cluster of cases in the Campbellton region. The last COVID-19 patient is in their 20s.

Of the province’s now 164 cases, there are four people in hospital, which includes one in intensive care, and two fatalities.

New Brunswick previously had no active cases after all of its patients had recovered by May 16. But since May 21, they’ve discovered 41 new cases in the Campbellton region, which includes 12 people who have recovered.

They’re all part of a cluster that officials believe was started by a family doctor at Campbellton Regional Hospital, who exposed at least 150 people to the virus in the health-care and community setting, eventually leading to the outbreak at Manoir de la Vallée.

Late last week, CBC News reported that the medical professional, Dr. Jean Robert Ngola, is seeking an apology from Premier Blaine Higgs after a private investigation determined he’s not “patient zero.”

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